Augustus Bulleit's classic whiskey, which he created over 150 years ago, is the inspiration of Bulleit Bourbon. By establishing the Bulleit Distilling Company in 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr. fulfilled a long-held dream of resurrecting an old family bourbon recipe. Tom quit a prosperous law business and risked everything to experience life on the frontier, inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who created high-rye whiskey between 1830 and 1860. We aren't the only ones that appreciate what he did today. It defies bourbon traditions with its one-of-a-kind high-rye recipe, which produces a distinct, strong, and gently peppery flavor.
Only the highest-quality ingredients are utilized in this delicacy. Bulleit Bourbon gets its intricacy and depth from a particular blend of rye, corn, and barley malts, as well as unique yeast strains and pure Kentucky limestone-filtered water. As a result, Bulleit Bourbon offers a robust, peppery flavor with an immaculate and silky finish because of its high rye component.
At the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Bulleit Bourbon received the Outstanding and Highly Recommended designation. In addition, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Beverage Testing Institute International Review of Spirits Competition awarded Bulleit Bourbon gold medals in 2012.
The mid-palate of the medium amber-colored Bulleit Bourbon is smooth, with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg with subtle spiciness and pleasant oak notes. The finish is lengthy, dry, and satiny with a slight toffee flavor that remains long after the last sip. The peppery flavor of Bulleit Bourbon makes the traditional whiskey-based cocktails delightful. It's also popular in hot drinks like Hot Toddy and Hot Chocolate.
Blend it with cloves, lemon juice, brown sugar, and hot water to make a cozy Hot Toddy.
In a large rocks glass, combine two bar spoons of simple syrup, three dashes of bitters, and Bulleit Bourbon. Add ice to the mix. Stir gently. Add one orange peel to the cocktail as a garnish after zesting it over the glass. Your Old Fashioned is ready.